One to Watch – Geelong

Tara Madgwick - Friday June 26

Zoustar posted his second promising juvenile winner this week at Geelong on Friday with a strong finishing victory for this John McArdle trained filly.

Free Flying Star wins at Geelong - image Reg Ryan/ Racing Photos

Free Flying Star was third on debut at Wangaratta earlier this month and took plenty of benefit from that outing.

She hit the line hard for Jamie Mott to win the 1300m maiden by a neck.


A $190,000 Magic Millions Adelaide purchase for Redgum Racing/CB Bloodstock from the Grenville Stud draft, Free Flying Star was bred by Tara Farm and is a half-sister to Group I ATC Australian Oaks runner up Scarlet Dream.

She is the fifth winner from six to race out of former South African Champion 2YO Filly and Group I winner Asylum Seeker (SAF).

Free Flying Star as a yearling

Asylum Seeker has a yearling colt by Zoustar, a weanling filly by Your Song and was covered last spring by Smart Missile.

Zoustar has had a great season with over 90 winners of more than $10million in prizemoney highlighted by six stakes-winners.

The champion son of Northern Meteor stands at Widden Stud this spring at a fee of $121,000.



Race Result - The Elephant/Castle Hotel Mdn 1300m

Geelong Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:19.32
Free Flying Star
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 57
2f Zoustar (AUS) x Asylum Seeker (SAF) (Count Dubois (GB))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 1 $190,000
V:Grenville Stud Whitemore Tas
B: Redgum Racing/CB Bloodstock
Bella Tiara
T: M J Williams J: D Yendall 57
2f Sepoy (AUS) x Bella Corona (AUS) (Beautiful Crown (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: M J Williams Thoroughbred Training
The Bride
T: Anthony Freedman J: Damien Thornton 57
2f More Than Ready (USA) x Purrpurrlena (AUS) (Catbird (AUS))
T: L & T Corstens J: John Allen 57
2f Vancouver (AUS) x Fair Isle (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $50,000
B: Malua Racing / Flemington Bloodstock
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M J Dee 57
2f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Star On High (USA) (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Bahja (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Cafe Rizu
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: D Oliver 57
2f Rubick (AUS) x Calm Smytzer (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd
T: James Cummings J: M Rodd 57
2f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Maka Ena (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Sure Strategy
T: Henry Dwyer J: Michael Poy 57
2f Akeed Mofeed (GB) x Mayneda Strategy (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $32,000
V:Goldin Farms, Angaston, SA
B: Henry Dwyer Racing
The Prater
T: James Cummings J: B Rawiller 57
2f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Viennese (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Ideal Miss
T: N A Blackiston J: M J Walker 57
2f Scissor Kick (AUS) x Perfect Hostess (NZ) (Dehere (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $16,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: N A Blackiston Thoroughbred Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $5,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: R Du Plessis / Epona Park
Sweet As Scandi
T: R D Griffiths J: B Melham 57
2f Magnus (AUS) x Gail (AUS) (Bianconi (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $80,000
V:Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Euroa
B: Robbie Griffiths Racing / Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA)
Zoustar in upcoming sales:
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